Congressman Markey on the Mark

March 16, 2011
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Our congressman Ed Markey told the Congress this week that we must re-think building nuclear reactors on or near to earthquake prone areas. We commend the congressman for his common sense and we urge his colleagues to follow it.

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Obituaries 03-16-2011

March 16, 2011
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Richard J. O’Meara Of Medford Richard J. “Dick” O’Meara of Medford died on March 11. He was the beloved husband of Gail (Fontaine); devoted father of Cathleen E. O’Meara of Medford, Brian C. O’Meara and his wife, Kate, of Knoxville, TN; loving grandfather of Naomi and Emmett O’Meara of Knoxville, TN; brother of Henry...

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Mayor Celebrates Dr. Suess’ Birthday with Local Kids

March 9, 2011
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Mayor Celebrates Dr. Suess’ Birthday with Local Kids

Mayor Carlo DeMaria Jr. took some time last week to celebrate Dr. Suess’ Birthday. The Mayor was invited to the City’s Elementary Schools reading a selection of the writer’s famous stories to the children. The Mayor is pictured reading to some of the first grade students at the Speaker George Keverian School.

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Eagle Bank Hosts “America Saves Week” Presentation at Connolly Center

March 9, 2011
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Eagle Bank Hosts “America Saves Week” Presentation at Connolly Center

On February 24, Christine Falzarano, Vice President, and Paulette Raymond, Financial Education Coordinator, of Eagle Bank hosted a financial literacy seminar for approximately 25 senior citizens at the Connolly Center.  The seminar was held in honor of “America Saves Week,” which is a national event coordinated by two organizations: America Saves and the American...

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School Enrollment Pushing Higher by the Month

March 9, 2011
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Everett’s public school enrollment is increasing by leaps and bounds nearly every month, and has done so consistently since 2006. Almost 300 students annually have been added to the school roll here since 2006. School enrollment through 2011 is expected to total 6262, according to school department officials. Out of that total, 1005 public...

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Common Council Has Quiet Meeting Monday Night

March 9, 2011
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Common Councilors unanimously voted to send former police officer Michael Marchese’s home rule petition to receive 100% disability pension to the state legislature for its approval. The matter generated very little debate on Monday night as the Councilors heard that Marchese who was injured while on duty in 2007 has undergone 14 operations to...

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The Bob and Weave Game

March 9, 2011
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The bit of very warm weather we experienced over the weekend hasn’t fooled any of us who have lived in this neighborhood for a lifetime. The oilman is still going to be taking our money to heat our homes as the warm weather over the weekend was nothing more than the annual March tease....

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Charter Review

March 9, 2011
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The city’s effort at Charter Review has come a long way since the Charter Commission was officially put into place. The Commission is made up of a wide variety of residents, all of whom have done a great job. Many, many hours of debate and research have gone into the process whose outcome will...

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The Enrollment Reality

March 9, 2011
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The Everett Public School population has grown by 1,000 students since 2006. The outlook for the future is showing that the school system will likely grow by greater numbers in the decade to come. In fact, the growth rate is reaching 300 new students annually. This will, out of necessity, require added classroom space...

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Dibiaso, Costello, and Asprilla Receive All-state Honors

March 9, 2011
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There were 308 high school and prep schools in Massachusetts that fielded football teams in 2010. A total of 16,000 athletes participated in the sport. And three of the state’s best football players wore Everett High uniforms. Junior quarterback Jonathan DiBiaso, senior wide receiver Matt Costello, and senior defensive back Manny Asprilla were honored...

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Police Briefs 03-09-2011

March 9, 2011
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Tuesday, March 1 Dennis Elwell, 32, 3 Essex St., Charlestown, was arrested for armed robbery. Hugo Gonzalez, 22, 453 American Legion Hwy., Revere, was arrested on a warrant, unregistered motor vehicle, uninsured vehicle. Wednesday, March 2 Eric Christian, 27, 136 Hazelton St., Mattapan, was arrested for carrying a knife, obstructed window. Paul Hennessey, 30,...

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Obituaries 03-09-2011

March 9, 2011
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Ronald Lee Everett resident Ronald “Ronnie” R. Lee of Everett died on February 24. He was the beloved husband of Marie (Wood); loving father of Melvin, Charlene, Dainyen, Delisha, Michele Lee, Paul Burdette and Robert Askew; son-in-law Donald Richardson; loving brother of Roslind, Michelle and the late Gordon Lee. He is survived by eight...

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Police Officer, Water Department Director Honored

March 3, 2011
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Police Officer, Water Department Director Honored

Mayor Carlo DeMariaJr. presented citationsto PatrolmanDaniel Tucker and Water DepartmentSuperintendent GlenDoherty for their heroic actions at a December 17, 2010house fire.Both Patrolman Tucker and Superintendant Doherty were first on the scene of a housefire, Mr. Doherty entered the home after learning there was a person still inside the burning building. Officer Tucker arrived at...

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Snow Removal Regulations a Hot Topic

March 3, 2011
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Monday’s rain may have started to make the huge piles of snow recede but more than 20 residents were on hand last Wednesday night at the joint meeting of the Rules and Ordinances Committee at City Hall to voice their opinions on the new snow removal regulations. The meeting was chaired by several members...

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Aldermen Have Unusally Quiet Board Meeting

March 3, 2011
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The Board of Aldermen had a quiet agenda Monday night, so a few moments of joking was probably in order. One item was a new red awning at Santiago’s Barber Shop on Main Street. Alderman Joseph McGonagle asked if the new awning fell within the Board’s rules. On being notified that it did and...

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Alderman Van Campen Thinking of the Future

March 3, 2011
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I got a call from Alderman Robert Van Campen last week. He wasn’t miffed. That really isn’t his style. However, he wanted to let me know that he remains interested in one day becoming the mayor of this city and that if push comes to shove and things look and feel right for him,...

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The New Commercial Water Meter Program Long Overdue

March 3, 2011
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As far back as former Mayor David Ragucci it was one of the city’s best kept secrets that the some of the largest water users in the city were underreporting their water use because of defective water meters or had no meters at all. Various efforts were made by different administrations to take a...

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John Tamboli

March 3, 2011
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John Tamboli’s death at 47 is a great loss for his family and friends. He died last week following a valiant battle against cancer. He was a very happy man, who loved his life and family and so to bury him at 47 is like a knife in the heart for those whom he...

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Duperier, Dowe Compete at All-state Track Meet

March 3, 2011
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Crimson Tide track and field performers Peter Duperier and Dexter Dowe competed against the best of the best Saturday at the 26th annual MIAA Indoor Track and Field All State Championship Meet held Saturday at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center. Both had qualified for the All-State Meet by virtue of their strong...

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EHS Girls Hoop Team Tops Haverhill

March 3, 2011
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The Everett High girls basketball team concluded the final two weeks of their season with a 38-28 win over Haverhill. The Lady Crimson Tide held a five point lead at the half and never were headed as they utilized a strong defense to keep Haverhill from gathering any momentum. Tori Cyrus led Everett with...

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Police Briefs 03-02-2011

March 3, 2011
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Monday, February 21   Evaldo DaSilva, 35, 233 Vine St., Everett, was arrested for operating under the  influence of liquor, leaving the scene of property damage, operation of motor vehicle unlicensed, disorderly person.   Tereso Lancerio, 33, 58 Congress St., Chelsea, was arrested for operating under the influence of liquor, leaving scene of property...

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Obituaries 03-02-2011

March 3, 2011
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Dianne McCabe Food Service Cordinator   Dianne M. (Agresti) McCabe, a lifelong resident of Everett, died at home on February 28 surrounded by her loving family. She was 54 years old. Born in Everett, she graduated from Everett High School and, for many years, she worked as a food service coordinator for Aramak Corporation....

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Major Changes Ahead for Water Department – Special to the Independent

February 23, 2011
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With the recent passing of the Water Department Enterprise Fund, Mayor Carlo DeMaria Jr. is thrilled with the forward momentum surrounding the Water Department.  Along with the new accounting mechanism in the department, a pilot program for the new Commercial Water meters has started and the bid specifications for the entire new commercial water...

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Bicameral Government Could End in 2013 – Charter Review Commission Suggesting Big Changes

February 23, 2011
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The Everett Charter Review Committee is prepared to make some momentous decisions when push comes to shove, according to Charter Review Chairman and former mayor John Hanlon. “We have been working long and hard to make the changes necessary to lead this city government well into the 21st Century,” he told the Independent Tuesday...

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